The National Revenue Authority (NRA) reported non-oil revenue of over SSP17 billion in
December 2022, which the taxman called “best performance yet.” According to NRA Commissioner-General Patrick Mugoya, the gross receipts for December 2022 exceeded the
revenue objective by a significant amount. Mugoya credited his team’s diligent work for this. “I salute the brave NRA employees for upholding the RTGoNU commitment to considerably grow non-oil earnings.”
According to his Twitter profile, “Dec 2022 gross collections of SSP 17.6 billion in aggregate
constitute the biggest non-oil revenue performance ever.” James Wani Igga, The vice president, credited the growth at that point to the government’s ongoing economic reform initiatives that had been put in place since 2020.
To increase non-oil revenue, he stated in 2021 that his team was working on several public financial management and procurement systems. He also mentioned overhauling the nation’s entire financial management as another area of concern.
To modernize hiring practices and advance integrity in the tax authority, the cabinet approved a new human resource policy for the National Revenue Authority (NRA) in 2022. The action was a part of the government’s innovative plan to improve non-oil tax income collection as oil revenues decline as a result of the global economic crisis. After a cabinet meeting, the new policy, according to Jacob Maiju Korok, the deputy information minister, included three schemes:
the NRA employee regulations, the Code of Conduct, and the NRA scheme of services.
In an effort to wean the government off of its dependency on dwindling oil income, he pointed out that the new policy would aid the tax agency in operating more effectively and maximizing
revenue collection. The NRA is the backbone of the economy, he continued, therefore the new human resource policy would help handle recruitment concerns as well as promote and facilitate the NRA’s daily operations.